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Low-fat cooking methods It is important to learn how certain ingredients How to save some Try these low-fat can sneak in unwanted calories and fat to low-fat dishes. The following list provides examples of additional calories flavorings lower-fat cooking methods and tips on how to and fat • Herbs - oregano, basil, cilantro, thyme, serve your low-fat dishes. parsley, sage, or rosemary Toppings and condiments can add a lot of fat and These cooking methods tend to be lower in fat: calories to foods. Try these few helpful tips for • Spices - cinnamon, nutmeg, pepper, tasty vegetables and salads: or paprika • Bake • Two tablespoons of butter on a baked • Reduced-fat or fat-free salad dressing • Broil potato can add an extra 200 calories and 22 grams of fat! However, 1/2 cup salsa • Mustard • Microwave only adds 18 calories and no fat! • Fat-free or reduced-fat mayonnaise • Roast-for vegetables and/or chicken • Two tablespoons of regular clear Italian • Fat-free or reduced-fat sour cream without skin salad dressing will add an extra 136 • Steam calories and 14 grams of fat. Reduced- • Fat-free or reduced-fat yogurt fat Italian dressing only adds 30 calories • Lightly stir-fry or sauté in cooking spray, • Reduced-sodium soy sauce and 2 grams of fat! small amounts of vegetable oil, or • Salsa reduced sodium broth • Lemon or lime juice • Grill seafood, chicken or vegetables • Vinegar • Horseradish • Fresh ginger • Sprinkle of butter flavor (not made with real butter) • Red pepper flakes • Sprinkle of parmesan cheese (stronger flavor than most cheeses) • Sodium-free salt substitute Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - www.nhlbi.nih.gov/
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